„We came from the sea originally, now we're going back in it. Don't go in it, unless you're in a boat.“

—  Karl Pilkington, Podcast Series 2 Episode 3
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English television personality, social commentator, actor, … 1972
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„We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
Context: I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it's because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it's because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea — whether it is to sail or to watch it — we are going back from whence we came. "Remarks in Newport at the Australian Ambassador's Dinner for the America's Cup Crews (383)" (14 September 1962) http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Aids/Ready-Reference/JFK-Quotations.aspx<!-- Public Papers of the President: John F. Kennedy, 1962 -->

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„My boat is on the shore,
And my bark is on the sea;
But, before I go, Tom Moore.
Here's a double health to thee!“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
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„ALL Rivers go to the Sea, but none return from it.“

—  Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745
Context: ALL Rivers go to the Sea, but none return from it. Xerxes wept when he beheld his Army, to consider that in less than a Hundred Years they would be all Dead. Anacreon was' Choakt with a Grape-stone, and violent Joy Kills as well as violent Grief. There is nothing in this World constant but Inconstancy; yet Plato thought that if Virtue would appear to the World in her own native Dress, all Men would be Enamoured with her. But now since Interest governs the World, and Men neglect the Golden Mean, Jupiter himself, if he came on the Earth would be Despised, unless it were as he did to Danae in a Golden Shower. For Men nowadays Worship the Rising Sun, and not the Setting.

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„The sea is superb, but the cliffs don't match up to those at Fecamp. Here I'll be certain to do more boats.“

—  Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926
in his letter from ; as quoted in: Howard F. Isham (2004) Image of the Sea: Oceanic Consciousness in the Romantic Century. p. 336 : About his 1880s travels

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„But go not "back to the sediment"
In the slime of the moaning sea,
For a better world belongs to you,
And a better friend to me.“

—  Voltairine de Cleyre American anarchist writer and feminist 1866 - 1912
Context: Ay, gather your petals and take them back To the dead heart under the dew; And crown it again with the red love bloom, For the dead are always true. But go not "back to the sediment" In the slime of the moaning sea, For a better world belongs to you, And a better friend to me.

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„O God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
"Remarks in New York City at the Dedication of the East Coast Memorial to the Missing at Sea (203)" (23 May 1963) http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Aids/Ready-Reference/JFK-Quotations.aspx<!-- Public Papers of the President: John F. Kennedy, 1963 --> Quoting an old Breton fishermen's prayer that Admiral Rickover had inscribed on plaques that he gave to newly commissioned submarine captains. Rickover presented President Kennedy with one of these plaques, which sat on his desk in the Oval Office. http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Aids/Ready-Reference/JFK-Quotations.aspx

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„We finally saw the sea, the horizonless sea – how odd for a mountaindweller. We saw the beautiful boats that sail on it. It is too inviting, one feels carried away, one would leave to see the whole world.“

—  Gustave Courbet French painter 1819 - 1877
Quote from Courbet's letter to his parents (1841); as quoted in Image of the Sea: Oceanic Consciousness in the Romantic Century, Howard F. Isham, publisher: Peter Lang, 2004, Chapter 'Waterworlds', p. 307 reporting his experiences of a boat-trip with a friend over the Seine to the port of Le Havre; he made also a sketchbook of this trip in the Summer of 1841

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